Saturday, May 31, 2008

Hakuna Matata

Hakuna Matata, made popular by its prominence as a full length song in "The Lion King" is in fact swahili for no worries. Rafiki, the name of the medicine man monkey, is the word for friend. And simba is...the word for lion. Who knew we already knew so much...that Disney Machine teaches one more lesson. Pumba - a little more elusive, means ball. Shenzi, one of the hyenas, is a name with many meanings: barbarous, uncivilized, uncouth, heathen, ill-mannered, pagan, and savage. Sarabi, which I might have thought would mean mother really means this some sort of irony to the name? And with that, I leave you with...Hakuna Matata.

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